Tag: Wouter Nientker

Tech & Data in Humanitarian Aid: Econometricians to the Rescue?

Welcome to the era of digital humanitarianism! The age in which you can save lives from behind your computer in a basement and coordinate humanitarian missions while riding the Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris. Since the Haiti earthquake of 2010, data collection and processing has skyrocketed in humanitarian aid and there seems to be no sign of it slowing down any time soon. Multi-day events such as  and millions of euros in subventions promote technological advancements. However, danger lies ahead as the overflow of data in emergency response missions can be as paralyzing as the […]

08 mei • Door Wouter Nientker Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 9 minuten

Why every newspaper needs an econometrician

More often than not, we are presented with lies in our media and even in our academic papers. This is not because researchers consciously produce dishonest material, but it is due to the constant underestimation of the extreme complexity of statistical analysis methods. Gary King (1985) published a workshop on the Scholars at Harvard, in which he describes “a set of serious theoretical mistakes appearing with troublingly high frequency throughout the quantitative political science literature”. These mistakes include simple things such as the omission of exogenous variables in multivariate linear regressions and “are all based […]

13 maart • Door Wouter Nientker Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 9 minuten

Forex: Fortune or Forecastable?

With the cryptocurrency hype attracting so many new investors, let us shine a light on financial markets to show what else is out there. The Foreign Exchange Market (also known as Forex) is the global market for currency trading, which is, with a daily volume currently averaging about 5 trillion US Dollars, the largest financial market in the world. Not only does Forex average the highest volume of all financial markets, it is also opened 24 hours per day, five days per week. In The Netherlands (GMT+1) this is from 11 pm on Sunday until 23:00 […]

16 januari • Door Wouter Nientker Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 9 minuten

Venezuela: from South-America’s powerhouse to the world’s least safe country

About one year ago, Venezuela’s neighbour Colombia was repetitively claiming headlines concerning the termination of decades of war with guerrilla groups. Consequently, Colombia’s history was scrutinized to put these headlines into context. Currently, Venezuela has taken over these headlines from Colombia. Unfortunately, Venezuela is not on its way up as Colombia was, but this does not mean that the regular news that we read paints the full picture. Throughout the past months, we have all seen what has come of Venezuela under the cruel reign of Maduro and his government. While there are daily protest […]

17 oktober • Door Wouter Nientker Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 9 minuten

Sfeerverslag Valencia: leven als een god voor een appel en een ei

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29 juni • Door Wouter Nientker Tijd om te lezen Minder dan een minuut

Memories from Greece

I spent my summer doing a humanitarian aid mission in Northern Greece, helping refugees that fled war. To increase awareness concerning the refugee crisis, I’ll share some of my experiences. – Wouter Nientker

20 oktober • Door Wouter Nientker Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 10 minuten

Toch nog goud voor Nederland in 2016?

2016 belooft weinig goeds voor ons land op de grote toernooien, maar er staat nog iets prestigieus op de agenda: het WK Hoofdrekenen! – Wouter Nientker

15 december • Door Wouter Nientker Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

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